chapter Officers

Officer of Development
Gary Oakley

Officer of Communications
Lucy Gil

Officer of Membership
Saul Fonseca

Officer of Events
Sidonia Rose Swarm

Officer of Development

Gary Oakley - First in SErvice

Gary was born and raised in Jamaica and ever since he was a boy he wanted to see the world. He migrated to the Miami and began working for Air Jamaica. From there he quickly transferred to the retail travel sector with companies like American Express Corporate Travel, Carnival Cruise Lines, Delta Airlines, eventually becoming the VP of Travel Services for House of Travel Miami. Gary’s favorite destination to visit is London. He strongly believes that the Millennial generation brings a fresh and new drive to the world of travel through his current role of opening the Miami office of First in Service. 

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Officer of Communications

Lucy Gil - Mandarin Oriental, Miami

At a young age, Lucy knew she wanted to have a job that would allow her to meet people of different cultures and most of all – travel. She is a graduate of FUI’s Journalism School and her career in Hospitality began in 2007 when she joined Norwegian Cruise Line; where she worked as a Recruitment Administrator for the US fleet in Hawaii. She fell in love with the industry, and thereafter joined The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach as a sales assistant, focusing in the leisure segment. Lucy then worked for Marriott’s Southern Regional Office and had the opportunity to travel to Panama, St. Kitts and other US destinations. Lucy knew that she had to get back to leisure sales and travel more. In 2012, Lucy joined Mandarin Oriental, Miami as their Leisure Sales Manager, and shortly after, began covering their corporate market.

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Officer of Membership

Saul Fonseca - Silversea Cruises

Born and raised in Miami, FL, Saul has always had an interest in different cultures, new places & experiences, and doesn’t miss an opportunity to travel. His passion for travel began at a young age with family vacations throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Saul has been the Area Sales Director for Silversea Cruises Ltd. since January 2013. Anchored in the cruise capitol of the world, he is responsible for South Florida, Southwest Florida & the Caribbean territories. Previously Saul was the Sales Manager for business travel and corporate travel accounts for two of Hilton’s Miami properties. His background also includes more than eight years with Royal Caribbean International, where he developed account management expertise as an account executive for National Accounts & International Sales & Marketing.

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Sidonia Rose swarm - Stamp

As CEO of Real Dietitian, Sidonia is a fervent advocate for nutrition's status in healthcare and simplifying patients' access to nutrition support. Considering travel has been the inspiring force in her entrepreneurial endeavors, she co-founded Stamp Travel, an app that simplifies sharing location-based travel tips with your friends. When she is not Stampin' her discoveries around the globe, you can find Sidonia adventuring in her Jeep Wrangler, making açai bowls, or rollerblading around Miami

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